The Art of Cuffing Your Jeans

I love a good cuffed jean. I love a good boyfriend fit jean. When the two are combined it’s magical. It can casual, trendy, edgy, cool – oh, the possibilities. In Texas I find myself cuffing my jeans a lot when my shorts are out of rotation. My boss wouldn’t appreciate me wearing my worn in cut-offs that are every southern girl’s summer anthem. I’m order to channel the same vibe with cut-offs I wear cuffed jeans. A full on jean seems too intense for the hot months, which in Texas start at the end of February/beginning of March. If my ankles can breath and feel the sunshine then I feel more in tune with Mother Nature.

I have a particular pair of Old Navy Diva straight leg jeans that I bought years ago on a denim binge. I liked the Diva cut so I bought every version: boyfriend, skinny, straight leg. Upon later reflection, I realized the straight leg wasn’t really a cut that I liked but I needed jeans, they were cheap and my butt looked good (the true decision maker in whether we purchase jeans) but the legs made me feel mom-ish if I don’t cuff the legs. But I recognize that a cuff can go all wrong if it’s too small or too big and where it hits your leg. Too big a cuff? Hello, Huck Finn. Too small but rolled up too much? Soccer mom and you should probably just wear capris. I generally like it just above my ankles so I can wear flats or booties. The perfect cuff can set the tone.

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My perfect cuff.

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My cuff vs. Huck Finn.

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Depending on the show I’m wearing, these are my favorite cuff lengths.
Oh, hey, mom.

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Go this big and you should go home.

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2 thoughts on “The Art of Cuffing Your Jeans

  1. Thanks to your suggestions, I realized my jeans were cuffed too high. I immediately went down a bit on my boyfriend jeans, and you were right–they looked way better.

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